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Devils Garden


Devils Garden

Full moon photo taken at 2am in Devils Garden of The Grand Staircase National Monument near Escalante Utah.

View From Upper Cathedral Valley


View From Upper Cathedral Valley

This is one of the most areas in the United States that I have ever visited. To get to Upper Cathedral Valley from Torrey required two hours over near impassible roads with a hired guide and his all terrain vehicle. But once there the effort was...

Apostle Island Inspiration


Apostle Island Inspiration

I find inspiration near the Great Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands Lakeshore National Park. The peace and beauty that surrounds me when I am there is spiritual experience each time I visit. I connect with the water and land when I am here.

Crystal Mill


Crystal Mill

Crystal Mill is a difficult place to get to, but well worth the effort.

Golden Sunset At The Oxbow


Golden Sunset At The Oxbow

Spectacular sunsets can be photographed from the Oxbow in Grand Teton National Park. For this one the ISO was 200, F/14, 1/10th second exposure, and a Focal Length of 65 mm.

Alpenglow On The Grand Tetons At Sunrise


Alpenglow On The Grand Tetons At Sunrise

This is the view from the Snake River Overlook. The landscape has changed some (tree growth) since Ansel Adams' classic shot. So; there still are some good possibilities here forphotographers. I used an ISO of 400, F/14, 1/10th second exposure, and...

Sunset From Lipan Point: Grand Canyon National Park


Sunset From Lipan Point:  Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon is glorious at sunset. It is never quite the same each time I witness a sunset from the rim. The ISO was 320, F/16, 2,5 second exposure, and a Focal Length of 22 mm.

Denali In Autumn


Denali In Autumn

This is a dramatic landscape of Denali in the last week of August. The ISO was 100, F/18, 1/40th second exposure, and a Focal Length of 130 mm. I used a Gitzo Tripod and Arca-Swiss Head.

Last Light


Last Light

We got to Olmsted Point just as the sun dipped below gathering clouds, yet still above the horizon, creating spectacular light on Half Dome and the wall of Tenaya Canyon. The reverence I feel when I'm in Yosemite is created by views like this. No...

Sunset Over Lake Mcdonald


Sunset Over Lake Mcdonald

Rushed all the way from Great Falls (four-hour drive) to catch this potential sunset... only to discover I'd forgotten my SD cards! So my Nikon was useless, and this was taken with my iPhone.

Colorado State Of Mind


Colorado State Of Mind

Gorgeous views await in RNMP in Colorado. This is the view upon the end of a hike to Dream Lake -- one of the series of Bear Lake Trails. Just Look UP when you reach the end.

Sunset, Grand Canyon


Sunset, Grand Canyon

This sunset was taken from Hopi Point. The beauty of the Grand Canyon never ceases to amaze me. There always is something new to photograph. The ISO was 250, F/16, 1/25th second exposure, and a Focal Length of 26 mm.

Sunset On Mesquite Dunes


Sunset On Mesquite Dunes

The setting sun casts long shadows on Mesquite Dunes in Death Valley. A long lens compress space, bring the far background mountains closer to the dunes.

Blowin' In The Wind


Blowin' In The Wind

Spring winds kick up sand plumes at sunrise on the Mesquite Dunes near Stovepipe Wells in Death Valley, CA. A slow shutter speed (1/10 sec) emphasizes the blowing sand.

Sinuosity


Sinuosity

A Big-tooth Maple on sinuous sandstone in the Zion high country.

Bonsai Juniper


Bonsai Juniper

A lonely Juniper clings to life in the Zion High Country.

Bigtooth Maple


Bigtooth Maple

Bigtooth maples leaves turn a brilliant red in Zion's High Country in fall.

Teton Sunset


Teton Sunset

The sun sets behind the Grand Tetons with fall aspens in the foreground. The magnificent rays were only present for a brief moment, but they were spectacular.

Double Rainbow


Double Rainbow

A Double Rainbow accentuates fall colors while reflected in the waters of Buffalo Fork in Grand Teton National Park.

Canada Geese Bask In The Morning Sun At Oxbow Bend


Canada Geese Bask In The Morning Sun At Oxbow Bend

Canada Geese bask in the morning sun at Oxbow Bend near Moran, WY. Several geese were loitering in the sun and I was set up to shoot a panorama when they started to move, so I followed them across the scene, shooting as they went, then assembled the...

Sunset At Salt Creek


Sunset At Salt Creek

Spring seeps bring shallow ponds of water to Death Valley's Salt Creek. The water comes and goes but a couple of cloudy days will allow ponds to form.

Autumn In Denali


Autumn In Denali

Snow covered mountains, beautiful clouds, color on the taiga and tundra; who could ask for anything more? I used a Gitzo Tripod and Arca-Swiss Head. The ISO was 100, F/22, 1/8th second exposure, and a Focal Length of 135 mm.

Bull Elk Crossing Tundra In Rmnp


Bull Elk Crossing Tundra In Rmnp

the regal march of a bull elk on the tundra of Rocky Mountain Nation Park with mountains in the background

Sunset From Mt Evans


Sunset From Mt Evans

The haze from forest fires in New Mexico makes for a gorgeous sunrise in Colorado

Also labeled: Landscapes, Nature, Sun & Sky

Buttermere Bothy


Buttermere Bothy

Falling Beauty


Falling Beauty

Although there was just a little bit of water falling, this waterfall was probably my favorite on our family vacation. I can just imagine what it must look like when there's more water rushing down! This was captured on June 10, 2016 at the Bridal...

Hermosa Pier


Hermosa Pier

Also labeled: Landscapes, Light, Sun & Sky, Water

Field Of Sunflowers


Field Of Sunflowers

Thousands of yellow sunflowers in full bloom while a few bees are nestled away sleeping in a farmland near Woodland on an early summer morning in Yolo County, California.

Morning Gem


Morning Gem

We were heading to the downtown farmers market and decided to catch a sunrise before the going to the market, and this was the reward for getting up early, awsome!!!!!!!!!

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